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  • 1
    Online Resource
    Online Resource
    Singapore : Springer Open
    Keywords: Engineering ; Geography ; Sustainable Development ; Sustainable development ; Urban geography. ; Building—Superintendence. ; Construction superintendence. ; Environmental management. ; Human Geography ; Construction industry—Management. ; Economic geography. ; Sociology, Urban. ; Water. ; Sustainability. ; Hydrology. ; Urban ecology (Sociology) ; Sustainable engineering ; Water conservation ; Singapore Environmental conditions
    Description / Table of Contents: Introduction -- Early Days -- Visions of Clean and Green -- Water Resources and Independence -- Gardens, Parks and Green Reserves -- Ways Forward -- Appendices -- Bibliography -- Index
    Type of Medium: Online Resource
    Pages: 1 Online-Ressource (IX, 152 Seiten) , Illustrationen
    ISBN: 9789811395970
    Series Statement: Springer eBooks
    Language: English
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    Electronic Resource
    Electronic Resource
    Environmental management 6 (1982), S. 231-240 
    ISSN: 1432-1009
    Keywords: Resource conservation ; Urbanization
    Source: Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
    Topics: Energy, Environment Protection, Nuclear Power Engineering
    Notes: Abstract The reported research seeks to answer several questions regarding energy conservation within urbanizing areas. As a practical matter, to what extent can dependence upon exhaustible resources be reduced? Can these reductions be achieved without severely impairing social well-being and environmental quality? And, what seem to be the prevailing institutional constraints limiting energy conservation within urbanizing areas? The study area was the proposed “downtown” of The Woodlands, a new town north of Houston, Texas. Two plans were developed for this area. In one, no particular attempt was made to conserve energy (conventional plan), while in the other, energy conservation was a primary consideration (conservation plan). For both plans, estimates were made of energy consumption within buildings, in the transportation sector, and in the actual production of building materials themselves (embodied energy). In addition, economic and environmental analyses were performed, including investigation of other resource issues such as water supply, solid waste disposal, stormwater management, and atmospheric emissions. Alternative on-site power systems were also investigated. Within the bounds of economic feasibility and development practicality, it was found that application of energy-conserving methods could yield annual energy savings of as much as 23%, and reduce dependence on prime fuels by 30%. Adverse economic effects on consumers were found to be minimal and environmental quality could be sustained. The major institutional constraints appeared to be those associated with traditional property ownership and with the use of common property resources. The resistance to change of everyday practices in land development and building industries also seemed to constrain potential applications.
    Type of Medium: Electronic Resource
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